Texas senator, Wendy Davis and attorney general, Greg Abbott both attending events in Laredo. Davis speaking at a phone bank put together by Battle Ground Texas and Abbott scheduled to make remarks following the Mr. South Texas luncheon. Davis says there are many difference between her and Abbott, one being her history of fighting for people.
"I think when people look at us up close they'll see what we have to offer for the state of Texas they will see that their future will be brighter under my leadership"
"There has been one person in this state who’s been the chief guardian of people safety and security and that is me as the attorney general.
Abbott recently made comments comparing south Texas to a third world country which sparked criticism from democrats and shows according to Davis his disconnect to the Hispanic community.
"Greg Abbott referred to these communities as third world and I think everyone should see that as an insult to the contributions that they and their families are making to the economy of Texas."
Abbott on the other hand says if elected governor his office will have a lot of firsts making him very connected to Hispanics.
"When I’m elected governor my wife will be the first latina first lady in the history of the state of Texas. Also I'll be the first catholic.
Davis and Abbott both have plans to create what they say is a better Texas. Which way the race goes is anyone’s guess.